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9:47 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Levon Helm Tribute Concert

The Lockhouse Orchestra.

KASU Radio invites all to come “Take a Load Off” on Saturday, May 31 at a tribute concert beginning at 7 p.m. in the Forum, 115 E. Monroe in Jonesboro, honoring Arkansas native Levon Helm, a two-time Grammy award winning artist, widely known as the drummer for The Band.  

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Bluegrass Monday
7:52 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Feller and Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos coming to KASU's Bluegrass Monday

Feller and Hill.

KASU will present a special Bluegrass Monday concert this Monday night.  Feller and Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos is one of the top new bluegrass bands in the country.  Their song “The Government Blues” is currently #2 on the Bluegrass Today radio airplay chart.  The band features outstanding vocal harmonies, a big influence from classic country music, and incredible bluegrass pickin’.  Feller and Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos will perform Monday night, May 12, at 7:00 at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street in Paragould.  Doors open at 6:00, seating is first-come, first-s

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6:14 am
Mon April 28, 2014

First Look at the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess

Joanne Cash Yates, Tara Cash Shwoebel, Dr. Ruth Hawkins, and Tommy Cash.

As work continues on the restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, members of the Cash family got to see first-hand how the project looks so far.  KASU’s Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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10:11 am
Wed April 23, 2014

April is Child Abuse Awareness/Prevention Month

One local non-profit organization is fighting child sexual abuse in northeast Arkansas.  The Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center serves nine counties in the region and assists local enforcement in the prosecution of crimes against children.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves provides this update with Executive Director Kristi Nichols.

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9:36 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Bone Marrow can help in the fight against blood cancer

Blood cancer is the second leading cause of all cancer deaths in the United States.  Many of  those who are affected by cancers--such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma--need bone marrow transplants to have save their life.  The process for finding bone marrow matches involves the swab of a cheek.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves speaks with Delete Blood Cancer volunteer Colin Hall in this interview about the process and why it is critical in the fight against blood cancer.

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7:54 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Amnesty International Arkansas

Amnesty International chapters in Arkansas and Mississippi are growing, due to the efforts of a Jonesboro High School Senior.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Hytham Alhindi about what got him interested in Amnesty International, his work in both states, and a statewide meeting in Little Rock on Saturday, April 12. 

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7:27 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Health and Fitness Expo this weekend in Jonesboro

The 7th Annual Health and Fitness Expo takes place this weekend at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro.  It is presented by the St. Bernards Medical Group and is free.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

More information on the expo can be found here.

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7:56 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Arkansas Smoking Rates Higher than National Average

While the number of people who smoke in Arkansas continues to decrease, Arkansas' rates are still higher than the national average.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report. 

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8:13 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Delta Symposium XX: Diversities in the Delta

Arkansas State University's Department of English and Philosophy presents the 20th Annual Delta Symposium at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.  The event starts Wednesday, April 2nd and concludes on April 5th.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has details on this year's Symposium.

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7:51 am
Mon March 24, 2014

What can cities do about empty buildings?

It can be a sad site to see…an empty building that used to house a bustling business, an empty parking lot that was once full of customers. It is the vacant big box store, or a business that has relocated to a more desirable location.  When those buildings become empty, what happens next, and how can cities address the problem?  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

More information can be found here.

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7:42 am
Thu March 20, 2014

ASU to host Moot Court Competition

Arkansas State University invites the public to attend a Moot Court competition that will be held Friday and Saturday at Wilson Hall on the ASU-Jonesboro campus.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.

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7:18 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Kays House to be considered for nomination to national register

The Kays House on the A-State Campus in Jonesboro is one of six properties that could be nominated for placement on the National Register for Historic Places.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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6:48 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Arkansas State University participating in Student Financial Education Program

Every year, traditional and non-traditional students not only choose where to go to college to pursue their chosen degree, but they also must choose how to pay for college.  Arkansas State University is part of a growing list of universities that are participating in a financial education program for students to help students understand about student loans.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

More information on this program can be found by clicking here.

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6:44 am
Tue March 11, 2014

PECO Foods bringing poultry operation to NEA

Alabama-based Peco Foods is brining a $165 million poultry operation to Clay and Randolph counties.  That will mean at least 1,000 new jobs are coming to the area, and officials say this announcement could have a ripple effect.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more on the announcement that was made in Little Rock.

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8:36 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Private Option and Health Insurance Numbers rise in Arkansas

The number of Arkansans signing up for health insurance through the online Marketplace and through the Private Option continues to rise in Arkansas.   KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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10:04 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare, Loretta Lynn at this year's Johnny Cash Music Festival

Courtesy of ASU's Office of University Communications.

Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare and Loretta Lynn will perform at this year’s Johnny Cash Music Festival, according to an announcement made today by concert producer and festival founder Bill Carter. Additionally, legendary singer and comedian Mark Lowry will host the fourth annual event. The concert is set for August 15th and will once again take place at Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR.  Showtime is 7:00 pm and tickets go on sale Feb 28th (see box office info below).

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9:18 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Rockabilly Boogiefest Saturday night

The 2nd Rockabilly Boogiefest is this Saturday night at the ASU Military Sciences Building in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has this report.

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7:25 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Groundbreaking today for ASU Campus in Mexico

Groundbreaking festivities take place today in a convention center in Queretaro, Mexico.  The progressive Mexican state will be home to the first American University in the country. Arkansas State University joins government and education leaders in Mexico for a celebration of the groundbreaking today.  The campus is being privately funded in Mexico and the total project will cost about $60 million.  Today's groundbreaking will be for the first phase of the project.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has details.

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5:55 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Heber Springs mayor is running for US House

Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson is throwing his hat in the ring to challenge US Representative Rick Crawford.  McPherson is a Democrat who has been the mayor of Heber Springs since 2006.  McPherson tells the Sun newspaper he will stress his experience as mayor and his work in the private sector during his campaign.  McPherson has lived in Heber Springs since 1964, and lived in Newark and Batesville previously.  McPherson says Representative Crawford follows party lines, voting with Republicans 98 percent of the time.

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8:44 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Hattie Caraway Foundation

A statewide organization has been formed that empowers Arkansas women, and encourages them to get more involved in running for political office, as well as other leadership roles.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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10:49 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Thank You Concert

The Arkansas State University Concert Choir will have a unique opportunity later this week to represent the university to an audience of music students and music teachers from across the state.  To prepare for that performance, and to thank the community for its support, the ASU Concert Choir will perform Tuesday, February 18, at 6:00 in Wesley Hall of First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Doctor Dale Miller, director of choral activities at ASU, who provided more details about tonight’s concert and more information about the choir’s appearance late

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9:29 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Rescheduled events

There are two events that have been rescheduled due to the recent winter weather.  Tonight's Soul Food Night at ASU's Military Science Building has been moved to next Thursday night, February 13th, and "An Evening of Trumpet and Piano" will take place Sunday afternoon at three p.m.  Here are the releases:

The Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter (S-TAC) of the Arkansas State University Alumni Association will host the 9th annual “Soul Food Day” on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Military Science Building (formerly the Armory) at 1921 Aggie Road.

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8:13 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Prescribed burns expected at two state parks

Two state parks in Northeast Arkansas are scheduling prescribed burns to help reduce the risk of wildfires, and to help animals find more food buried under leaves.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about the burns that are scheduled to happen at Crowley's Ridge State Park and Davidsonville Historic State Park.

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9:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Number of House Fires Triples in NEA

The number of house fires have skyrocketed over the past month, as residents in the region try to stay warm.  As KASU's Johnathan Reaves reports, over 40 families have been displaced due to large number of fires. 

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6:57 am
Fri January 17, 2014

NEA Baptist Clinic Moves to New Facility

The NEA Baptist Clinic will be moving into its new facility on East Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro this weekend and next weekend.  Those specialty offices not at the Matthews location will move this weekend and the Matthews location will move next weekend.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.

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